Outdoor Furniture

Lucky Beam Bench

For those of you that are fans of New York City, you’ll appreciate that the Lucky Beam Bench was inspired by the I-beams on NYC subway platforms. For all you other non-fans, forget that bit and take a look at the colors available. Even if you’re not fond of the industrial look, the colors will hook you. The outdoor versions run a bit higher, but considering the benches will pretty much last forever, it could be a good investment.

Materials: powder-coated solid aluminum plate, reclaimed or sustainable wood slab tops.
Mini Bench: 15″ w x 23″ l x 17″ h
Large Bench: 13″ wide x 48″ long x 17″ high

Mini Bench, $1,200.00
Large Bench, $2,600.00
Outdoor Mini Bench, $1,500.00
Outdoor Large Bench, $3,200.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,200.00
Available from: Katch Design Company

FLY easy chair

Indoor or outdoor, this chair has some style. The knitted fabric reminds me of the Slow Chair, but, of course, this chair is a little more angular to be mistaken for its sibling. The cantilevered seat makes me wonder how much ‘give’ it has when you sit in it; does it bounce a little perhaps?

Designer: Patrick Norguet
Available in Black, Green, Brown.
Dimensions: h:710mm, s:410mm, w:710mm, d:720/400mm

See website for more pictures: Patrick Norguet

Purchase Information:

Price: 725.00
Availability: Buy FLY easy chair here

Clean Table and Benches

So don’t quote me on the name of the table…Exquisit refers to it as “gm50750″, but a rose by any other name right? Or in this case, an impossibly clean-looking table whose main design features are contrast black edges and a minimalist cushion that runs the length of the bench. It’s also available in solid black and two different lengths. Oh, and this can also be used indoors and outdoors.

Table, white or black, 808.00
Bench, white or black, 448.00
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Purchase Information:

Price: 1,888.00
Available from: Exquisit24

O-Nest Chair by Tord Boontje

A little something to add a pop of color to a monochromatic scheme. I think the embossed floral pattern on the plastic surface adds a light sense of humor that Mon Oncle would approve of.

Designer: Tord Boontje
Polyethylene, for indoor and outdoor use
30.25 x 26 x 27.25 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Availability: Buy O-Nest Chair by Tord Boontje here

Moroso Bent Collection

Now that spring is slowly approaching, maybe think about updating your outdoor area with some snazzy new furniture. Available in five colors, this chair and side table will make your patio or backyard fit for the discerning modernist.

designers: Christophe de la Fontaine and Stefan Diez
Material(s): Powder-coated aluminum with neoprene glides

Bent Armchair: $1,581.00 (Dimensions: H 27.25″ W 36.5″ D 16.25″ SH 15.25″)
Bent Side Table: $939.00 (Dimensions: H 16.5″ W 19.25″ D 13.75″)

Purchase Information:

Price: $939.00
Availability: Buy Moroso Bent Collection here

Engineer Dining Table

Whaa? $399, for real? That price more than qualifies this indoor/outdoor sawhorse table as an exceptionally affordable option for your dining needs.

Industrial takes a stand under sleek glass to dine six, indoors and out. Sawhorse supports rivet a third leg each, with almost humorous small feet in stride. Mild steel is hot-dip galvanized to a raw crystalline gunmetal grey that’s rustproof and scratch-resistant. Each piece is unique and will take on a darker look over time. Protective floor pads included.

80″Wx36″Dx29.5″H

$399.00, from CB2.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Vegetal Chair

Vegetal, Vegetable…whatever the name, pay attention to these five things: lightweight, sturdy, stackable, indoor/outdoor appropriate, and comfortable. The price point isn’t exactly the most affordable thing, but the chair is notable nonetheless.

Nature served as the inspiration for this chair’s organic design. Its plant-like structure is made from dyed recyclable polyamide using innovative injection-mold technology. Lightweight, sturdy, and comfortable, the chairs stack up to three high and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Hand-wash only. Made by Vitra.

Designers: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, 2008
Size: 32h x 23.75w x 21.75″d

$555.00 ($499.50 Members), Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $555.00
Availability: Buy Vegetal Chair here

Loop Chair by Willy Guhl

I want this outdoor chair so bad I can’t see straight.

“Designed by Willy Guhl, 1968, the Loop Chair is made from an asbestos free cement bond (Eternit) and is well suited for both indoor and outdoor use.

The corresponding Loop Table fits neatly inside the chair’s frame for storage.”

Dimensions: 26″H x 21.5″W x 18″D

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Purchase Information:

Price: $890.00
Availability: Buy Loop Chair by Willy Guhl here

Buy 1, Get 1 Free

A few outdoor items are available for the ‘Buy 1, Get 1 Free’ offer from DWR today to August 1, 2009.

Luxembourg Side Chair, $250.00, Buy it here.

Veneto Dining Armchair, $600.00, Buy it here.

Marais Stool 30 in., $300.00, Buy it here.

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More information:

View Buy 1, Get 1 Free here

Roses stool

Roses are red, violets are blue, this stool is outdoor friendly…er, hopefully you are too?

Roses stool in glossy red is perfect both indoor and outdoor.
Designer: Peter Johansen

$105.32 or £68.87, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £105.32
Availability: Buy Roses stool here

West Elm Outdoor

Some relatively affordable outdoor furniture from West Elm:

metal mesh lounge chair w/cushion, $349.00 special: $296.00
wood-slat single lounger, $359.00 (cushion, $89.00)

sydney single lounger, $449.00 special: $359.00 (cushion, $89.00)

sydney lounge chair w/cushion, $379.00 special: $303.00 (cushion, $31.00)

More information:

View West Elm Outdoor here

Wheelbench

Such a smart idea (if only it was a tad more affordable…).

A mobile bench, made of ecologically preserved Accoya wood with a built-in wheelbarrow wheel. The surprising combination of familiar elements strengthens the active ‘exterior feel’ of the bench.
Rogier Martens on the Wheelbench: “Moving a bench with two people has always been a chore… This is a bench you can easily manoeuvre into position. The eye-catching wheel is an invitation to find the best spot. An invitation to be active, to create your world the way you want it, time and again.”

Designer: Rogier Martens
Dimensions: 215 x 45 x 70 cm

€ 990, Buy it here.

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More information:

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MB Furniture Collection

Self-cushioning polymer makes for a comfortable option indoors or out. Plus, the sharp angles contrast nicely with the soft curves of the arms.

Another classic Bellini. Another technological innovation. Made of self-cushioning polymer. The MB group includes an armchair, sofa, and pouf/table. For office, home and hospitality. Indoor and outdoor. Exceedingly comfortable. Produced in Dark Grey and White. Bravo Mario!

Armchair, sofa and pouf/table appropriate for indoor/outdoor commercial and residential use.

$250.00-$850.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00-$850.00
Availability: Buy MB Furniture Collection here

Bardolino Lounge Chair

With credentials to show weather-worthiness, this lounge chair would be an excellent candidate for being an indoor/outdoor chair (as in, would look just fine as an indoor chair until the weather’s nice, then pull it outside).

The indoor/outdoor Bardolino Collection has lines that echo the forms of classic mid-century European furniture, but its materials are squarely in the new millennium…They’re made from a powder-coated aluminum frame that’s wrapped in WaProLace® – a polyethylene fiber that has been specially tested to maintain its color and resist corrosion from chlorine, salt water or other outdoor elements. Nontoxic and 100% recyclable, WaProLace is easy to maintain and can withstand temperatures from -94°f to 176°f. The Lounge Chair is distinguished by a deliberately low seat and slightly inclined back.

Lounge Chair: H 27.25″ W 24″ D 27.5″, $650.00, Buy it here.

Also pictured:
Bardolino Dining Armchair
Bardolino Two Seat Sofa
Bardolino Dining Table

Zanotta Club Sofa and Armchair

So, once you get over the slight sticker shock, take a look at just how cool these outdoor/indoor pieces are…I love how simple the frame is, and how light the pieces appear.

Designed for indoor and outdoor use, the Club Sofa and Armchair are very versatile pieces of furniture. The steel internal structure has been painted so this set is suitable for outdoor use. Weave in PVC thread with nylon internal reinforcement, in the shade of brown, the Club Sofa and Armchair feature a unique design. Available with or without a seat cushion, these two items are perfect for lounging. -allmodern.com

Designed by: Prospero Rasulo, 2008
Sofa (25.6″h x 75.2″w x 31.1″d): $4,600.00
Armchair (25.6″h x 33.07″w x 31.1″d): $2,350.00